Back in 2021, KTM launched the limited edition, 1290 Super Duke RR. It was a major success despite the world still reeling from the effects of the pandemic. Two years after, KTM is launching yet another limited edition of the 1290 Super Duke RR.
The KTM 1290 Super Duke RR will once again rip into the tarmac, leaving a deep, lasting impression as the ultimate numbers-limited Hyper Naked motorcycle in the KTM stable. The numbers tell the story – 1,301cc, 180 HP, 180kg, and 140 Nm, with a phenomenal 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, making it every bit as beastly as its predecessor, but with a darker shadow.
Sporting a gloss black and matte carbon base, contrasting white graphics, and striking orange accents, the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR casts an ominous shadow with menacing intentions. This is further exaggerated with a collection of unique custom-made components, which are specific to the RR, adding more aggression and attitude.
With the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR being 11kg lighter than a standard KTM 1290 Super Duke EVO, it is equally at home decimating lap times as it is carving up mountain roads, providing riders with the ultimate Hyper Naked package.
However, it’s the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR’s collection of WP Suspension components that take it from a backroad brawler to an accomplished track day terror. Upfront, a fully adjustable WP APEX PRO 7548 Close cartridge fork has been tailored specifically for the RR, while a custom-made WP APEX PRO 7746 Shock takes charge of the rear. The WP APEX PRO 7117 steering damper keeps things in check and offers 30 clicks to dial it into your specification.
Carbon fiber is used extensively, with the subframe also receiving the lightweight carbon treatment, creating a unique single-seat unit. The LED taillights are incorporated into LED turn signals, as well as KTM’s adaptive brake light as standard. As an added extra to enforce the 500-unit-only KTM 1290 Super Duke RR’s exclusivity, owners will be presented with a bespoke carbon fiber box containing the keys to their new Beast.
For the absolute power-hungry, a full system Akrapovič EVO line exhaust system is available as an optional extra, which adds even more bite to The Beast.
Not only impressive when it comes to hardware, but the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR also boasts the most complete track-orientated electronics pack ever seen on a KTM motorcycle – as standard, adding advanced Track and Performance modes. While the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR already boasts a full range of exclusive components and bodywork, riders looking for more ferocity can browse a full range of specially developed KTM PowerParts, along with a dedicated range of KTM PowerWear. This includes a custom leather race suit, specifically completed with unique KTM 1290 Super Duke RR branding and matching design.
The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke RR will be available globally. Orders are now open and can only be secured through a select number of authorized KTM dealers.